Patience

Why do people have such a lack of patience these days?

My paper, which typically is delivered all over Pine Island every Tuesday morning, did not show up this morning, well at all for that matter.

I have lost count of the number of people who have stuck their head in the door complaining that the paper is not out yet, as well as people calling and asking where is the Eagle.

I had one woman who stopped by the office twice; both times agitated it has not been delivered.

So I continued to smile and share what I have shared a couple dozen times before, which by the way was the same answer she heard the first time.

It was amazing to hear some of the responses … the attitude, the nonstop questions.

Don’t sweat the small stuff, life will go on.

Although the paper has been routinely delivered every Tuesday, the Eagle technically does not hit the streets until Wednesday. The date that graces the top of the paper reads Wednesday, which is then followed by the month, date and year. When you start to explain this to a retired community – that the paper is technically not late as of yet – they instantly reply well it has been delivered on Tuesday for as long as I can remember. Please listen, I know it is out of your routine, but your paper will be delivered. It was printed on time, it just has not arrived on the island yet.

Yes, I do have to admit that a few people were very understanding, as they replied OK while smiling. They displayed patience, they understand and yes they will return bright and early tomorrow morning.

Patience I thought was taught at a young age. Well that is what I experienced in my parents house growing up, since I had so many siblings.

Is this something that is forgotten over time? When did people give up on patience?

Multiple people shared that they checked all over the island and nobody has the paper, while asking is it not being printed this week? A couple times I had to hold back laughter because of how dramatic people became.

Although I am flattered that the community is that excited to read the paper hot off the press every week, it was quite comical to see how bent out of shape people became.

I am simply amazed of the reaction of so many people today . . .

I pray that the paper is delivered first thing in the morning, so these people can return back to their weekly routine, which of course will be a day late this week …

2 thoughts on “Patience

  1. lol… comical post Meghan… yep folks do the same here. don’t mess with their routines. because By gauly there here on vacation and we should be there to please them

    • Thanks Sam! It shows just how important routines are to people. I have learned to go with the flow, that way your world won’t be rocked when something doesn’t go according to plan.

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